gowdy (877) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - DEC 24, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
pint at the Bobbin Mill, Linwood. dak brown and cool. not too bad for what it is.
Oakes (13426) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 6, 2010
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Keg, White Hart, Port Ellen. Tawny colour. Nitro head. Light caramel aroma hinting at some richer sugars. Very light, watery stuff. Goes down quick, but not sign of those sugars.
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg @ White Hart, Port Ellen. Red with a tight nitro head. Has a nice toasty aroma and some wortiness as well. Nitro is killing the body. There is nothing wrong with the beer, which is pleasantly malty. Is smooth but unfortunately the nitro kills any complexity that might exist.
hayduke (3676) - Eureka, California, USA - JUL 3, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At the Ring of Bellís in Perth, Scotland. This was a dark amber beer, with big creamy off-white head. Medium body and smooth mouthfeel. Good caramel malt flavor and a nice bitter finish. Not complicated but a good session ale. Why do so many people think a beer has to have a nigh alcohol content to be good?
rdbret (2) - , Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2008 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
06.09.08 The Moorings Hotel, Benavie, Scotland, Draught. A caramel colored beer, with a very dense and creamy head. It is a very smooth bitter with notes of caramel, almond and slight fruit. It has a nice maltiness about it and it definitely is a gassy ale. Visiting from the United States, I absolutely loved this ale when I tried it and went out of my way to track it down. Very nice and uncomplicated. My personal favorite.
Bragesnak (5395) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Port Ellen, Islay, Scotland.
On tap. 250708.
Amber with nice head. Aroma and flavor weak of caramel sweetness.
wcampbell (721) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - AUG 12, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Weak and watery beer, especially with food. Only 3.6% alcohol. All caramel malt flavor, no traces of hops. Lightly carbonated. Nearly no aroma. Sweet.
Maria (10191) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
14.08.05 The Crown Hotel, Thornhill, Scotland, draught. Itís a dark amber beer, with a delicious and creamy head. Itís uncomplicated and smooth with notes of caramel, and the bitterness is moderate.
jameskerr (2) - Alloa, SCOTLAND - JAN 10, 2007 does not count
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer has a ceamy white head.
It has a malty smell.
The taste is malty with a slight hoopy after taste.
ALLOVATE (2592) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 6, 2006
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Good old nitro bitters, hey! Tried this at the quaint Inverness Airport before flying back to London. Tawny, chestnut in body with a typical nitro-charged layer of beige cream that managed no legs, no lace. Seemingly still it had no aroma at all. Peaty, woody malts dominate the palate with a touch of fresh sea air that seems common-place amongst beers in set for sale in this region of Scotland. Pine-wood and oak finish with a gentle gas astringency; subtle, clean and thin but ever so smooth. As it warms a little caramel and almond builds, but straight from draught itís almost frozen so the wait could kill the average beer drinker. This is very sessionable, itís just not that interesting. Easy drinker.